Former Ajax star, Donny van de Beek, has highlighted the two key reasons he’s finally made his way into Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for the season.
The Dutchman, who joined in the summer, for a deal believed to be in the region of £40 million, barely played for United at the start of the season, and it raised questions over his usefulness to the club.
But in the past couple of weeks, the 23 year old has found himself playing and starting games for the club, and he is of the opinion that his patience and hard work are the reasons for the change.
He told BT Sport, “I was patient, working hard, and I knew my moments would come for the team. This is the reason I came here, to help the team with my qualities”.
Van de Beek further added that he doesn’t mind playing in any part of the pitch, because it’s something he’s already used to.
He added: “It’s fine for me [to play a deeper role]. At Ajax I played in different positions: I played no.8, no.10 and even no.6. It doesn’t matter for me. Where the team needs me, I need to play,’ he said, before adding he likes to make forward runs.
“One of my strengths is to come in the box, to make my runs there and make goals and assists. I think this is one of my strengths so I think, for me, that is an important position.”
Van de Beek was a starter in United’s 3-1 win over West Ham this weekend, but he wasn’t exactly at his best, and had to be subbed off in the second half.